Nick's knives & swords are made from damascus steel: steel that is welded in layers, then twisted and forged into a blade. The end result is beautiful patterned steel - like the image used in the header of this page. He forge welds this steel himself from different combinations of iron, steel and other metals - the differences in the materials accounts for the light and dark areas in the final pattern.
Nick also makes armour for local SCA participants, mostly helmets. The helmets shown on the following page are made both for SCA combat and as decorative peices.
Knife and sword links
- Lyonesse swords - Peter Lyons, New Zealand
- Morningstar Swords - Baz Collis, New Zealand
- Salamander Armoury - Jim Hrisoulas, USA
- Damascus Steel - Georges Emeriau, France
Historical / research